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  • k lofts, san diego

    An affordable project at the edge of downtown San Diego, K Lofts looks like any other progressive, market-rate building—which is exactly the point, says Jonathan Segal, FAIA.

  • plane view

    How do you transform a 5,000-square-foot industrial space into a comfortable residence without losing that sought-after urban loft feel?

  • box & one lofts, portland, ore.

    This is urban living," said the jury, who were impressed by the project's strong indoor-outdoor connections and neighborhood feel.

  • venice beach lofts, venice, calif.

    Light, expansiveness, and self-expression—themes of contemporary California culture—converge in the design for the Venice Beach lofts. With their concrete floors, conspicuous air ducts, and metal bridges, they summon the atmosphere of an old industrial building.

  • where will the loft-lovers live?

    "Name one new modern subdivision. I'll bet you can't." That was the challenge from our cover guy, Rodney Friedman, FAIA, a former leader among cutting-edge merchant-housing designers.

  • floating in light

    one common drawback to apartments is that views are often unidirectional. This apartment was different. Located in New York City, it had views in three directions, including sightlines to Central Park, but it failed to fully exploit their potential. That's the principal problem the owners sought...

  • paradise loft

    Before Semple Brown Design got to it, this downtown Denver loft in a former saddle factory counted as many minuses as it did plusses. Original exposed-brick walls and cast iron–clad timber pillars defined its 1,530 square feet of space, giving it the lived-in patina that makes lofts such a hot...